Anti-gunners descended upon the National Rifle Association's (NRA) headquarters in Fairfax, Va. on Saturday for their 'National March on the NRA' event.
Today, @davidhogg111 (with armed security) and a bunch of gun-grabbing activists protested our empty HQ, and there were some interesting people there. Our social team chatted up the crowd and ended the day with ice cream paid for by @Everytown! Stay tuned for video interviews! pic.twitter.com/kIhcWZ28dJ— NRA (@NRA) August 5, 2018
Of course, in typical ironic fashion, David Hogg had to show up with armed security. Because it's okay for him to be protected by guns but not the rest of us.
Yesterday was #Saturday, which means our HQ employees were at home enjoying the sun with their family and friends. Meanwhile, #misinformed #gun-grabbing #protestors were chatting with our social media team. As promised, here is part 1 of 3. Stay tuned! Happy watching! pic.twitter.com/teB8eDvXB9— NRA (@NRA) August 5, 2018
Nothing says "sticking it to the NRA" like protesting when no one is there. At least there's a big empty building there to listen.
Apparently the rest of us missed the memo, but loving the Second Amendment now means you have a small penis. What about those of us who are women? What are we "overcompensating" for?
And better yet, don't you just love how the girl at the end said "Freedom's Safest Place," which is the NRA's mantra?
Here's a look at some of the other conversations and signs that took place:
.@DAVIDHOGG111 w/BRIA SMITH on #MarchForOurLives: That's why we're here. We're advocating against morally unjust #NRA & advocating for morally just leaders. Not Democrats or Republicans. But morally just leaders who will listen to their constituents not special interests. #AMJoy pic.twitter.com/o5ROGEkeJ7— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) August 4, 2018
"Morally unjust?" How is wanting to protect your life morally unjust? Is it because David Hogg is seen as the gun control crowd's God?
This is one of the biggest things anti-gunners fail to understand. There is no government registry. There is no way to "register" as a gun owner. If you want to purchase a firearm, you go through a background check. Period. End of story.
At the #MarchOnTheNRA ???? this idiot decided to ruin my interview so we decided to turn the cameras on him and... Well just listen pure comedy @MrColionNoir @blkgunsmattr @MAJTOURE @NOCFIREARMS @NRA pic.twitter.com/4OKaKBQ5su— Infantry In The Trenches (@GN4GN_INFANTRY7) August 5, 2018
Let's get this straight...the Constitution has worked perfectly for America for the last 200 years but suddenly it "needs to be rewritten?" Makes perfect sense...NOT.
Oh, so now mocking Dana Loesch is a form of protest? Got it.
@Eva_Ace60 and I stand with @Emma4Change @AMarch4OurLives Celebrating what would have been Joaquin Oliver's 18th bday & making the voices of all those lost to senseless gun violence heard. Sunflowers represent the last known purchase Joaquin made for his girlfriend #MarchontheNRA pic.twitter.com/VtW1TWsjwP— Paula Acevedo (@_paula_ace_) August 4, 2018
How was Joaquin Oliver's death the NRA's fault? No one from the NRA carried out the heinous shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. And how do these people know that Oliver would have been in favor of gun control?
Oh yeah! Vandalism! Whoo hoo!
Americans are fed up with the NRA’s toxic grip on American politicians. Today, we stand with young people marching on the NRA headquarters. In November, we’ll stand with them and vote. #MarchOnNRA #VoteThemOut pic.twitter.com/X02r4GBGCx— Giffords (@GiffordsCourage) August 4, 2018
Here comes the big money.
Remember though, this is a grassroots march. The gun control advocates are totally self-funded, except for when it comes to...graphic design, signage, sign printing, social media presence, voter registration. Oh, that's basically everything.
While the main march took place in Virginia, other protests took place across the country. In fact, Denver protestors were given a reward for their activism.
Hi Denver resistors! Please come to my Denver show. I’d love to give you hard working ladies a night of laughter. KG— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) August 4, 2018
I’ll be there!— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) August 4, 2018
Because nothing says "fun" like hanging out with Shannon Watts while watching a failing comedian.
UPDATE: The NRA released the following videos after the article was originally published:
What do you think about "fully semi-auto" #firearms? These misinformed #protestors seem to think they exist and that ALL #GUNS SHOULD BE #BANNED. #Protest 101: before you make signs and hit the streets, know the basics of what you’re #protesting! Stay tuned for more! #2A #NRA pic.twitter.com/S5mV8WOJoe— NRA (@NRA) August 5, 2018
If you're going to protest something, can you please do some basic research?
SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST: This one #gun-grabbing #protestor thinks THAT YOU SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO #DEFEND YOUR LIFE if an #intruder breaks into your house. The #NRA and our 6 million members know better than this and we will never stop fighting for the #2A! #EmptyHQ #FreeIceCream pic.twitter.com/SYWWztnl6Z— NRA (@NRA) August 6, 2018
Oh, so if someone breaks into your house you shouldn't be able to defend yourself or your family? Makes perfect sense...NOT.
And banning "fully semi-auto" firearms? Ugh. This is what we're up against.